The Mount Gravatt Show is a yearly tradition for many Brisbane south-siders and this year marks it's 100th milestone. Seeing through the first and second world wars, plus much of Brisbane's history, it's undoubtedly an event that many in the local community cherish. That's why the organisers are appealing for continued support in its 100th year so it can remain viable.
Held at the Mount Gravatt Showgrounds, despite being significantly smaller than the Ekka, the Mount Gravatt Show offers a friendly community feel, feeling similar to shows of regional towns. Offering an affordable out for the family, fireworks, rides, entertainment and plenty of animal, food and horticultural pavilions ensure there is plenty to see and do.
One of the highlights is set to be the Freestyle Motor-cross, where riders perform jumps and stunts in mid air to the delight of crowds. The FMX Kaos crew of riders have performed at more than 1000 shows in Australia and overseas, and can perform the nerve wracking backflip manoeuvre in mid air - definitely not for the faint of heart.
Freestyle motor cross riders will perform mid air jumps and stunts
On both days there will be farm animals including sheep, goats and horse show jumping displays. For locals, many competitions including best decorated cakes, best needlework, best student photography and much more offer the chance to win prizes and bragging rights in the local community. On Saturday night the fireworks display will light up the showgrounds and plenty of crammed candy filled show bags will be available to purchase.
For those who want to have their own stall or presence at the show, vendors must submit their applications before April 30. Tickets to the show are $15 for adults, $10 for students/concessions and $5 for kids under 12 years. Admission for kids younger than 5 is free. The stage program is still being finalised, however previous years have seen local singer songwriters and other vocal groups perform on the main stage. Parking at the showgrounds is available for $5 for the day.
Come along and show your support for a great community event for Brisbane's southside. With fewer crowds than the Ekka and much more affordable prices if you haven't already, the Mount Gravatt show could be something that's definitely worth checking out.
Fireworks displays, showbags and rides are all crowd pleasers